Arch Area

(5 routes)

These routes are inside the Arch and can be hard to find. They may have poor
quality rock, poor protection, or both.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Chockstone Chimney 14 30m
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The chimney at the back of the arch with chockstone half way up. Climb to the chockstone turning it on the outside (crux). Ascend easily till the chimney has to be vacated out onto a slab on the right, then up easy but poor rock.
Robbie McBirney, Cliff Smith 1973
Hotch Potch 13 30m
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On the right side of the arch and at a slightly higher level is a maze of chimneys. Climb by the easiest means and finish up loose rocks.
Robbie McBirney, Cliff Smith 1973
Kyrie Elison 14 35m
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Face out to sea and head up the huge crack in the left wall towards the roof. Climb the roof crack and belay at a bottomless stance from big gear. Pitch two: Out towards the sea and up a fist crack on the outside wall.
Bill Atkinson, Paul Richardson 1975
Ski Mudh 16 , 35m
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Not recommended
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First pitch as for ‘Kyrie Elison’.


Face inland and climb up the wall on rotten rock and mud.
Protection and rock quality is poor.

Bill Atkinson, Paul Bougher 1975
Devil of Delhi 19 20m
Start up a tricky little face with jams on your right and the arete on your left. Tackle the steepness and a couple difficult moves until you can gain the ledge before finishing up the same line and anchors for Angel of Calcutta. Access is best at low tide, though you can probably traverse in if the tide is higher.
Christian Gamst, 17/02/19